Restoring clarity to a construction marked by successive aggregations, opening the living room onto the garden and rethinking the interior are the axes of intervention of this partial restructuring of a typical Bordeaux house.
The existing masonry facade is replaced by an eight-leaf aluminum sliding carpentry applied to a glued-laminated beam taking up the loads of the roof.
Daylight is filtered by a silk and polyester sheer curtain suspended from a rail between the beam and the joinery, a changing and dynamic element bringing softness to the room.
The slab, painted in satin white, diffuses the light from the garden inside and lightly reflects the objects placed on the ground.
In the background, an aluminum vapour barrier film forms a screen reflecting the colours and changing lights of the living room and the garden. This vibrating surface seeks to "dematerialize" the limits of the room.
Arranged side by side, the ceiling and side walls in plywood panels in maritime pine, contrast and reassure.
Constrained by a limited budget and driven by the desire to experiment, the products used have sometimes been diverted, other times left visible. The materials and their finishes were nevertheless chosen with the aim of amplifying the feeling of space and light through different effects.